Man Who Killed Inverness Resident In Hunting Accident Indicted
The Journal-Standard reported that Kelly G. Jackson, 53, was indicted for involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct in the shooting death of John Hanlon.
An East Dubuque man has been indicted in the shooting death of Inverness resident John Hanlon.
The Journal-Standard reported that Kelly G. Jackson, 53, was indicted Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
Hanlon was killed in November and his 15-year-old son wounded during a hunting trip near East Dubuque. Jackson and Hanlon did not know each other and were part of separate hunting parties.
Jackson discharged his 12-gauge shotgun at about 5:33 a.m., about an hour before deer hunting was allowed, a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources told Patch. Hanlon and his son were hit by the same shot.
Involuntary manslaughter is punishable by up to five years and $25,000 in fines. Reckless conduct carries a possible one year sentence and up to $2,500 in fines.
The Journal-Standard reported that Jackson previously was cited by Illinois Conservation for firing early and for having the gun loaded before hunting time. Both citations are misdemeanors.